Help Your Peers Land That Next Opportunity
Posted by Carly Rullman
It all started when I got an e-mail from a college friend asking if I knew of anyone looking for a position in public relations. At the time, her place of work was looking for someone who wanted hands-on experience and was ready to take their PR department by the horns. Now, if this e-mail had been sent eight months ago when I, myself, was looking for a job, I would have been ecstatic at the thought of being interviewed. Fortunately now, I have a job, where I am very happy, so this did not pertain to me — but, that didn’t mean the e-mail went to my trash.
Right away I forwarded the e-mail to a couple people: One of my friends who was in my college PR program and a former intern who worked for one of my clients. Not a hard, time-consuming task at all, and I was more than happy to do so.
Three weeks after that e-mail was sent, I have learned that my PR friend is going to be interviewed at that particular place of work. I am simply thrilled for her and so is she.
This simple act of helping out a friend or even someone only met through the working world continued on Twitter. In the past month, I have seen three posts on my Twitter stream about job openings. One was for an account executive at a popular magazine in town, one was for an e-mail marketing position (via fellow GenNext blogger, @adriennewaldo), and the other was for a job in account service. I simply re-tweeted these mentions to get a direct message that said: “Hey, thanks for the post about X job. I am sending my resume now!” I replied with nothing other than, “You are so welcome. I know what it’s like to be in a tough job market!” Leer más “No Job-Seeker Left Behind”